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that caused all that unhappiness -- but it ripped scaffolding in new york city today, rocked rough waves across the great lakes, and left far from perfect roads for the 83 million expected to hit them this weekend. we took an icy drive from des moines to chicago. we're going east on i-80, going only 20 miles per hour. it's a full ice rink, even though the skies are completely blue and look at the westbound lanes. they've been like that for about a half mile. we don't know how long that goes. there are new weather woes on the west coast too. heavy rain drenching the pacific northwest causing landslides in oregon, and shutting down rail service in parts of washington state after 11 landslides in three days. the weather this weekend is a whole lot quieter, so good news, aside from the storm in the west. next question, who gets a white christmas? look at this map. the rockies, the plains, where we had the blizzard, plenty of cold to keep the snow there and northeast and new england could see a little fresh white, at least in some parts. cynthia? >> thank you, ginger. >>> we move on to a somb
prompted a debate about gun control. abc's john schriffen. >> reporter: relatives of kansas city chiefs linebacker jovan belcher speaking out today trying to make sense of this tragedy. >> we are overwhelmed with both sadness and confusion. >> reporter: belcher shot and killed his girlfriend, kasandra perkins, saturday. tonight her family releasing this statement saying "please keep us in your hearts and prayers, as well as the belcher family, for two lives were lost." and here inside the chiefs' practice facility, you can see his locker is still filled with all of his gear. the team says they don't know when or if his locker will be cleared out this season. the incident reignited the gun control debate. sportscaster bob costas taking a stand on sunday night football. >> if jovan belcher didn't possess a gun, he and kasandra perkins would both be alive today. >> reporter: today chiefs head coach, romeo crennel, who witnessed belcher's suicide, added his voice. >> all i know is a player with a gun and i know it's not a good thing. >> reporter: but what drove belcher to kill? was it a hea
holiday travel a nightmare. in some major cities. let's bring back in harvey leonard who was with us last night here. great to have you back. where's the system headed? >> good to be with you too. i got to tell you. the storm's pulling out of the gulf, spreading snow from southern missouri, it will go through illinois, indiana, ohio, and pennsylvania tonight. then tomorrow, it will spread through the major cities of the northeast. as it continues to move, the heaviest snow will be moving from new york into new england. slides off the coast late tomorrow night, done by sunday morning. >> it's a one-two punch for the millions of americans planning to travel this weekend? >> absolutely. and a lot of snow is falling on places that already had snow. across the midwest, three to six inches of snow. washington may have rain mixed in, so just slush. philadelphia, one to three. new york city, two to four. boston and providence, three to six or a little more and heavy and wet, which really will make travel saturday afternoon and night very difficult. >> harvey, thank you. >>> we'll turn now to a la
leading to major airport delays in cities like cleveland, detroit, st. louis and chicago's o'hare. where santa arrived early today, hoping to give travelers big and small the gift of patience. >> ho, ho, ho! >> thank you, merry christmas! >> merry christmas! >> reporter: and tonight here at o'hare, things are moving smoothly for the last minute travelers trying to make it home on time for christmas. the big question remains, what will they face on the way back? dan? >> alex, thank you. >>> joining me now, meteorologist lee goldberg of our new york city station, wabc. thanks for coming in. so, you've got actually three storms you're looking at right now. >> a real mine field for the next week or so. the first storm on the map is a weak storm coming up the coast right now. that's going to be rain for the coast. there could be some one to three-inch amounts along i-90, i-84 in the northeast. maybe a coating, outside of new york city for a white christmas. more likely the northwest suburbs. number two is the big problem. >> so, really big, this problem. and it starts down south. >> yes, we k
cities tonight. among them, indianapolis, little rock, which got the most christmas snow since 1926. and syracuse, new york, with nearly a foot of snow and counting in some areas. and that's where we begin here tonight, with abc's john schriffen leading us off. >> reporter: whiteout conditions in ohio. power poles snapped like twigs in arkansas. and this pickup truck in southern illinois, struggling just to clear a path. the winter blast, now accounting for 15 deaths. most of them on the nation's roads, where black ice led to accident after accident. >> i lost count of the number of cars i've seen in the ditch. i saw a jackknifed tractor trailer. i saw a horse trailer that was turned over. >> reporter: today, the northeast was digging out. this man spent hours trying to rescue his car here in syracuse. what is it like dealing with this much snow? >> a lot of agony. a lot of back breaking. >> reporter: mother nature is also wreaking havoc in the skies. today alone, close to 700 flights were canceled. in the past 48 hours? nearly 3,000. on new york's long island, this southwest airlin
attacks in new york city. we learned today that he came to manhattan november 23rd studying times square, wall street and broadway theaters. officials say he was lone wolf. who was inspired by al qaeda. he returned to his home in south florida where they intercepted him before he could carry out any attacks. >>> and the dow jones leapt 115 points today on the hope that is a deal is closer on that fiscal cliff, now just 14 days away. so what is on the table tonight? is a deal close? how does it affect your family? jonathan karl here with that. jon? >> reporter: with everybody's taxes at stake here, both sides have made big concessions to try to get a deal. president obama has agreed to limit the annual cost of living increases for people getting social security. somebody retiring this year. that could mean $130 less a year by 2015 and less after that. a big deal for democrats. they always said that social security was untouchable. meanwhile from republicans, speaker boehner has agreed to raise tax rates on the wealthy. specifically those making $1 million a year. there are 280,000 people
through the major cities of the northeast. as it continues to move, the heaviest snow will be moving from new york into new england. slides off the coast and is done by sunday morning. >> it's a one-two punch for the millions of americans planning to travel this weekend? >> absolutely. and a lot of snow is falling on places that already had snow. across the midwest, three to six inches of snow. washington may have rain mixed in, so juch slush. philadelphia, one to three. new york city, two to four. boston and providence, three to six or a little more and heavy and weight, which will make travel saturday afternoon and night very difficult. >> our thanks to you. >>> we'll turn now to a late development. after that horrific case from upstate new york, those firearm called to knock down that blaze and then trapped in gunfire on christmas eve. the suspect killing himself and then to now, an arrest, a woman in custody. we ask tonight, what's her connection? >> reporter: police say 24-year-old dawn nguyen supplied the guns used to ambush four firefighters on christmas eve, killing two of them. >
to syria's biggest cities. today, battling near assad's stronghold, his palace in damascus. while fighters have overrun one of the regime's largest military bases, outside the city of aleppo. american officials say they fear the likelihood of assad using chemical weapons is rising and say they have proof they've been prepared. we went to meet a man who shares those fears. driving along a dark, back country reed near turkey's border with syria. his name is adnan sillou. he told us that until 2008, he was a chief of staff in the chemical weapons program. he said he worked on the defense side, in charge of preparing troops for dealing with attacks and safety equipment. what specific chemical weapons does the assad regime have? he said, "they have mustard gas, along with the highly toxic nerve agents vx, sarin and tabun." the regime has started to fall and deteriorate, he argues. it's highly possible assad will start using chemical weapons to kill his own people. >> i think it's a last ditch effort and one that they don't want to use but are increasingly considering it. >> reporter: if the reg
at wedding chapels, from malaysia to hong kong to vegas and right here in new york city. by one estimate, 7,500 weddings in one day. there was also a baby bonanza, and here's just one of the babies who managed to arrive at 12:12 a.m. on the rare triple 12 day. >>> and, now, an update on this index photo we showed you two days ago. you remember the video of the baby monkey who became a sensation, when he was found wandering in an ikea store, wearing a winter coat. we've now seen him with his owner, who says he escaped from the cage. here is video of them both. she's brushing her teeth, the little monkey doing the same. he has been taken away from her and put into a sanctuary until further notice. and we will tell you what happens. and we do check every day to see what you're noticing out there in the world, so, tweet me your thoughts for "instant index," @dianesawyer. >>> and, coming up, we issued the challenge, so many of you responded. amazing ideas to make sure all of us have a made in america christmas. [ female announcer ] you spend weeks planning it. you spend all day cooking it. so wh
. >> reporter: with the hospital still down, the water and sewer system not fixed, the city manager worries his local economy will tank. >> just crucial that we get these funds right away. every day that goes by that we're not actively repairing this critical infrastructure is a scary and a sad day for us. >> reporter: which is why three governors -- >> we're not going to allow any political forces in washington, d.c. to divide and conquer us. >> reporter: -- wrote in "the washington post" that congress can't leave before the holidays without approving help. pointing out that aid was approved just two weeks after katrina. in new jersey tonight, with 72,000 homes and businesses damaged or destroyed, the governor wants $5 billion to rebuild homes. $8 billion to rebuild businesses. but the sandy package, totaling $60 billion, is stuck in washington. republicans accusing the president of loading up the bill with millions not related to the storm. >> this is part of this process of they throwing in everything but the kitchen sink because they know congress can't turn down a request for sandy. >> rep
. >> reporter: the giant tornado carving destruction into the heart of this city. >> christmas day tornado, going through mobile. look at them. that's like two tornadoes. >> reporter: this ef-1 twister, with winds up to 110 miles per hour, exploding into this church, snapping trees and mangling mansions. over 150,000 homes still without power. neighbors joining work crews, offering a shoulder and a hand. tessie and russell johnson held on tight to each other as the twister roared through. and you said it lasted for just a short time? >> yeah, about 30 seconds. that's all it took. >> we were saying i love you a lot. >> yeah. >> reporter: this family also lucky to be alive. ashley and rick, a football coach at this high school, had family over for christmas. suddenly, the skies darkened. you took everybody along with you? >> we took everyone. >> reporter: herded them in there. >> they thought i was crazy. >> reporter: fleeing into the school's fieldhouse. not the christmas you anticipated? >> no, you kind of forgot it was christmas there for awhile. >> reporter: and when that family finally
coats and hats were replaced by t-shirts and shorts this week. the windy city soared almost 30 degrees above average monday to 70. >> it puts me in a great mood, but it doesn't feel like christmas. >> reporter: the far from holiday heat marched east where joggers in central park enjoyed a balmy 62-degree day, 15 degrees above the average temperature, and in mississippi, high temperatures and melting ice forced this skating rink to close. across the country there's been 400 record high temps this december alone. the reason, a strong ridge of high pressure, a kink in the jet stream, allowing springlike temperatures to sneak up where they don't usually hang out. so you're probably wondering and sitting at home thinking, now does this mean this winter is going to be mild as last? well, seasonal forecasting is a ways off, so i can't answer that one, but what i can tell you is all these hot spots up and down the northeast will be about 20 degrees cooler tomorrow. a cold front is coming through and outlook for the next two weeks takes us almost to christmas and brings almost everyone east of
still has money and won't rule out going back to the u.s. matt gutman, abc news, guatemala city. >>> and coming up next here, would you believe, a dog taught to drive? and it's a stick shift. we'll tell you how and why. new prilosec otc wildberry is the same frequent heartburn treatment as prilosec otc. now with a fancy coating that gives you a burst of wildberry flavor. now why make a flavored heartburn pill? because this is america. and we don't just make things you want, we make things you didn't even know you wanted. like a spoon fork. spray cheese. and jeans made out of sweatpants. so grab yourself some new prilosec otc wildberry. [ male announcer ] one pill each morning. 24 hours. zero heartburn. satisfaction guaranteed or your money back. military families face, we understand. at usaa, we know military life is different. we've been there. that's why every bit of financial advice we offer is geared specifically to current and former military members and their families. [ laughs ] dad! dad! [ applause ] ♪ [ male announcer ] life brings obstacles. usaa brings advic
earthquake off the coast of japan today, a 7.3 magnitude. in tokyo, the city shook for several minutes, and in the north, you can see offices rattled, right there. thanks to an early warning system, though, residents had six minutes to take cover, even huddling in the subway at rush hour. it's been a year and a half since a 9.0 quake and the devastating tsunami. this time, the water rose only three feet. >>> and tonight, we have a winner coming out of the shadows. the second person holding the winning ticket to the $587 million powerball, about to step forward to claim his fortune in arizona. abc's ron claiborne has the clues to his identity. >> over half a billion dollar jackpot. >> reporter: mystery solved. well, kind of. >> the winner has asked to remain anonymous. >> reporter: but lottery officials did release a few tantalizing details. >> he is in his 30s. he is married. and he lives in fountain hills. >> reporter: he will share half of the $587 million top prize and has opted for the lump sum payment of $192 million. that's after paying upwards of $100 million in taxes. but much
, you can get your purchase in 60 minutes or less. so far, they're testing it in two cities -- new york and san francisco. for retailers, time really is money. shipping later means being able to sell more goods. shipping faster breeds loyal customers. >> it's not a practical benefit, it's an emotional benefit. getting it fast is a present itself. >> reporter: christmas is next week. but can they deliver? we decided to put it to the test. they're telling me i can get this at macy's for $28. i place my order at 1:30 in the afternoon, for an l.a. dodgers t-shirt. they're showing on here it's going to come from macy's down on 34th street. >> hi, my name is brendan. i'm calling from ebay now. >> reporter: brendan, the ebay courier, was dispatched to get my gift. but at 2:03 p.m., bad news. yeah, hello? >> they do not have any baseball shirts in stock. go with this brooklyn nets t-shirt here? >> reporter: perfect, perfect. brooklyn nets. and at 2:40, brendan arrives. my shirt? >> yes, sir. >> reporter: not quite within the hour, but close. call it the gift that keeps on giving -- brooklyn net
today. more than 200 firefighters, many from new york city, stood at attention outside the service for daniel barden, the 7-year-old who wanted to grow up to be one of them. >> as a firefighter, even more as a parent, it's just -- it's very upsetting that, you know, these young kids had their lives taken away from them so early. they had so much more to live for and so much more to give to the world. >> reporter: today, once again, parents doing something we never expect to do for our children, eulogize them. daniel described as "such a light, always smiling, unfailingly polite." in his mother's words, he was "just so good." also laid to rest, 27-year-old teacher victoria soto, who saved so many of her students. her sister, jillian, said, "you have been a hero to me for a lot longer than five days. you've been my big sister, the one i always looked up to." also on hand, music legend and family friend, paul simon, who sang one of soto's favorite songs -- "the sound of silence." and, in the midst of all the funerals that took place today, the kids who got a chance to visit their new
. and messages of happy new year, that hat right there in berlin. and here in new york city tonight, a short time ago, they raised that giant ball that will drop at midnight. abc meteorologist singer see is there tonight, on the stage of abc's new year's rockin' eve. they do this every year, the americans who brave the weather. what kind of weather will they face this year? >> reporter: unbelievable that they do this. but tonight, not too bad. temperature now 36. only going to drop to 34 or 35. but it's going to field like the mid and upper 20s. i have to tell you, it's not going to last. not for this crowd. they're hot. they are here. >> so excited to be here. >> yeah. >> this is great. >> reporter: they are ready. >> i'm layered up like you wouldn't believe. >> reporter: and 2013 is right around the corner. who are you most excited to see tonight? >> taylor swift. >> reporter: swift, psy and a million people will jam into an area less than a square mile. to keep them all safe -- >> if you don't move, we're going to move you. >> reporter: thousands of cops. radiation detectors, heavy weapons tea
around the center of the city, where i am. >> reporter: residents are caught in a worsening cross fire. >> people who came from areas that are being shelled, they are on the streets, many children, sometimes you see them crying, old people are sleeping on the ground. >> reporter: but nothing is this horrific war has gotten the attention of u.s. officials more than this chemical weapons threat. >> these reports may mean that the united states and our allies are facing the prospect of an imminent use of weapons of mass destruction in syria. this may be the last warning we get. >> reporter: i can tell you planning for all sorts of con tin jen sips is already well under way. but military action would not be easy. it could take upwards of 75,000 troops to secure those chemical weapons, which no one is eager to provide. but president obama, diane, has warned that using those weapons is a red line. >> on the story for us tonight, martha raddatz, thank you, martha. >>> and now, we want to tell you about another turbulent hot spot, so vital to the united states. there is a battle in the streets
for something you don't even know you did. >> reporter: for example, in new york city, where the area code is 212, you may be put in room 1212, which is exactly what a guest forgetting to dial 9 for an outside line would dial. >> if i put you in room 1212, it's a beautiful room by all accounts. however, there's a bunch of idiots all through the hotel that don't dial out and it's going to ring 1212 all day, all night. >> reporter: and a nasty attitude is a big motivator for staff revenge. rude or cheap guests are being watched and secretly listed as a pita, or a pain in the -- obvious. but if you're a big tipper, they may have logged you as an f.o.b., or friend of ben, as in franklin. then, you'll definitely get prompt attention. but cash doesn't guarantee character. look at this video shot by some hotel guests. in comes the hotel manager, in he goes to the safe, and out goes their cash. cautionary tale. doesn't usually happen. to sum up, when you travel, leave the bad attitude at home and, diane, every little bit helps. >> i have no attitude, chris. >> reporter: you are perfect. >> of cour
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. and for new york city mayor michael bloomberg, standing with victims of gun violence, there is one issue to confront. access to guns. >> this is just ridiculous. this is an outrage. we are killing each other. and we're the only industrialized country in the world doing it. >> reporter: proposals being pushed in congress include reinstating the ban of certain types of semiautomatic rifles which expired in 2004. and banning high capacity magazines. even some gun stalwarts, such as west virginia democratic senator joe manchin, today sounded a bit more compromising. >> i don't know of anybody in the sporting or hunting arena that goes out with an assault rifle. i don't know anybody that needs 30 rounds in a clip to go hunting. >> reporter: white house officials say the president does not view this tragedy only through the lens of access to guns, but also with a focus on education, mental health and a violent popular culture. but while the president has occasionally talked about gun control -- >> that weapons that were designed for soldiers, in war theaters, don't belong on our streets. >> re
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